CHAMBER CONNECTION
August 21, 2019
FEATURED EVENT:
Food Truck Rally
Great food, kids activities, fun games, live music, beer and more!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019
Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre, Sterling Heights
Upcoming Events | SEPTEMBER 2019

4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Freedom Hill
Sterling Heights

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Senior Center
Sterling Heights

6-8 p.m.
Blake's Orchard
Armada
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Gina Rieck
at 586.731.5400 x 15 or grieck@shrcci.com
CHAMBER CHAMPION
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Company: Freddy's

Main Contact: Joe Magolan

Category: Entertainment/Recreation

Member Since: 2011
MEMBER TIP
Are You Using Your Data to its Full Potential?

By: George Singos, Business Leader Advisor, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

A company is only as good as its data. Whether you're trying to increase productivity, eliminate bottlenecks in production or grow into new markets, data is the key to driving improvements and maintaining success.

However, data is useless if it is not properly analyzed and applied to strategic decision-making. Many organizations fall shore here, spending 80% of their time gathering data and only 20% managing it. Others have massive amounts of data gathered via their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, but are unsure of how to use it.

To better utilize your time - and your data - consider the following factors:
  • How clean, or accurate, is your data? Maybe your buckets of measurement are too small or too large. Maybe your reports have incomplete or inaccurate data. Or maybe you're not sure how clean your data is. Unfortunately, if data is not clean it most likely will not be helpful, either. In order to get a comprehensive picture of how the business is performing, companies must first ensure their data is clean and complete.
  • Do the right people have the right data? Once data has been cleaned, it should be presented to the people who need it. The type of data shared will depend on what kind of decision-making each manager is responsible for. In this case, sometimes too much data is not a good thing.
  • How is your data presented? Perhaps most importantly, make sure your data is an accessible format. This makes it easier to visualize the data and make decisions based on what you see.

Some business leaders might be thinking, I've been collecting data the same way for years, why change now? Or, what tools are available to help me use data more effectively?
To view more member tips and Chamber blog posts, click below!
CHAMBER BOARD 2019 ELECTIONS
The Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce is looking for potential candidates for our open board of directors positions. We are currently seeking board seat nominations for three-year terms covering 2020 - 2022, and we invite members to run for a seat on our board of directors. Serving on the Chamber's board of directors is a great way to become more engaged with the organization, connect with the regional business community and stand out as a leader among your peers.

Current Directors whose terms expire in 2019 are David Beran, Mike Weatherly, Tony Licata, Nate Tallman, Frank Barnard and Jim Gianakopoulos. We currently have one vacant seat as well, so we will be filling seven (7) spots for three-year terms.

Members with an interest in serving on our board can submit nominations for consideration by our Nominating Committee.

Please contact Patty Le Duc at 586.731.5400 x 21 or email , for more information and to obtain the required application.

MEMBER NEWS
MACOMB-OAKLAND REGIONAL CENTER RECENTLY MOVED
Macomb-Oakland Regional Center (MORC) recently moved its corporate office just a third of a mile down to the road to 15600 19 Mile Road in Clinton Township. MORC recently completed a full renovation of the former DTE Energy building and moved in last month. The new office features an open concept, beautiful central cafe, and a variety of meeting and collaboration areas. The office will house MORC's administrative staff and serve as the hub for its Macomb County operations where it provides services and supports to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
TAVR NOW AVAILABLE AT HENRY FORD MACOMB
Doctors performed the first two catheter-based replacements of an aortic heart valve Aug. 7 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital -- part of a continued expansion of the nationally recognized transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) program of Henry Ford Health System.
OUR LOCAL PET FRIENDLY STATE FARM AGENT - ALISHA ALEF
Contact Alisha Alef - State Farm Agent our local pet friendly State Farm Agent for a free quote on your Auto, Home, Life and/or Health Insurance. Mention the Humane Society of Macomb and she will donate $10 to them on your behalf.

Call their office at 586.731.5556 or email Alisha.
SEARCHING FOR DONATIONS FOR UPCOMING REVERSE RAFFLE EVENT
We are looking for raffle basket donations to enhance our upcoming Reverse Raffle Event on October 17 at Zuccaro's Banquet Hall.

Can you donate a gift card, gift certificate, or gift basket??

We would be happy to pick it up!

Contact the Director of Events & Logistics, Linda Colton at 586.731.5400 x 20 or email .
How to be featured in upcoming Chamber Connections:
To have your message included (four are complimentary annually with your paid membership), they should include a contact name and phone number, not be longer than 100 words, and emailed to Ashley Edwards by Thursday at 5 pm for inclusion in the next week's edition.

The Chamber Connection is our weekly newsletter that is emailed to more than 4,000 emails of members and associates each Wednesday morning!
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Networking Opportunities

NON- Profit Network

Macomb-Oakland Regional Center (MORC) recently moved its corporate office just a third of a mile down the road to 15600 19 Mile Road in Clinton Township. MORC recently completed a full renovation of the former DTE Energy building and moved in last month. The new office features an open concept, beautiful central cafe, and a variety of meeting and collaboration areas. The office will house MORC's administrative staff and serve as the hub for its Macomb County operations where it provides services and supports to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

This organization also is host to our Non-Profit Network group on the second Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. For more information contact the group Chair Lindsay Calcatera at her email or 586.263.8701.
If you want to know more about how this trademarked Chamber referral program can help your business, then plan on attending this informational event!
13 Years
Superior Scape

11 Years
Home Instead Senior Care

7 Years
Michigan Insurance Source

6 Years
Applebee's - Roseville
Clinton River Watershed Council
Lakepointe Senior Care & Rehab Center
5 Years
5by5 Design
Families Against Narcotics (FAN)

2 Years
Chesterfield Fit Body Boot Camp
CSDD - Life Enrichment Academy
Ubreakifix - Sterling Heights

1 Year
Compassionate Counseling
Welcome McDonald's (Hayes in Clinton Twp)!
To view recent ribbon cutting and grand opening pictures, click the picture above.
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